"Honest mistake" and accountability.Well well, Mr Jame Gomez seems to be grabbing the headlines nowadays after he reversed his earlier claim that he had submitted an application to the Elections Department for a minorities candidate certificate when - in fact - he did not.
Commenting on this incident Mr George Yeo said:
"Workers' Party said it was an oversight, we are making a mountain out of a molehill and it was an honest mistake - let us look at it. If you go to a department store supermarket, take a big item put it into your bag is that an oversight? Is that an honest mistake? I am not sure."Wow, is Mr Yeo comparing Mr Gomez to a shoplifter just because he had forgotten to hand up his form?
Maybe Mr Yeo had forgotten about this:
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has apologised to Prime Minister John Howard after failing to tell him that an execution date had been set for an Australian drug trafficker.A more detailed account of the embarrassing affair can be found here.
Van Nguyen, 25, is to be hanged on December 2.
The date was announced in a letter sent to the Melbourne home of Nguyen's mother.
At the same time, Mr Howard was meeting Mr Lee at the APEC summit in South Korea.
However, Mr Lee did not tell him that a date had been fixed.
"I'm very disappointed I was not told, very disappointed," Mr Howard said.
A statement issued by Mr Lee's office says he has "apologised".
"This was because the letter informing the family of the execution date was mistakenly delivered a day early," it said.
"The letter to the family was meant to be delivered on 18 November."
The plan was for Mr Lee to inform Mr Howard once the family had been told, which should have been Friday.
"We are investigating how this came about," the statement said.
"Prime Minister Lee has read Prime Minister Howard's comments and has apologised for the embarrassment."
A "honest mistake", Mr George Yeo, Minister of Foreign Affairs?
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